Data Science Coast to Coast — Using Data to Improve Equity

Data Science Coast to Coast

December 15, 2020
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Virtual Participation

Data Science Coast to Coast 
Using Data to Improve Equity
Date: Tuesday, December 15, 2020 
Time: 12:00 PM Pacific / 3:00 PM Eastern
Speaker: Jeanne Holm, Deputy Mayor for Budget and Innovation, City of Los Angeles

Abstract: In the midst of a pandemic and economic stress, governments have to make real-time decisions on maximizing safety and minimizing economic and personal impact. How can we use data, behavioral science, and our shared need for safety to create a more connected ecosystem where government, residents, and businesses share information in more intertwined ways. Getting access to that information, equitably, is a challenge throughout the world. In the City of Los Angeles, we use data-driven decisions to pave the way to connect all 4,000,000 residents with the information and services they need to thrive. Learn how Los Angeles is using data science and leading-edge technology to connect all of our communities, residents, and businesses.

Data Science Coast to Coast - banner imageThe Data Science Coast to Coast (DSC2C) seminars present leaders in data science whose research spans the theory and methodology of data science, and their application in arts and humanities, engineering, biomedical, natural, physical and social sciences. The series was launched in fall 2020, hosted jointly by BIDS, NYU’s Center for Data Science, Rice University’s Ken Kennedy Institute, Stanford Data Science, the University of Michigan’s Michigan Institute for Data Science (MIDAS), and the University of Washington’s eScience Institute. All events in the series are free to attend, and all who are interested are welcome and encouraged to attend. Event Contact: Questions may be directed to Jing Liu (, Managing Director of MIDAS.


Jeanne Holm

Deputy Mayor for Budget and Innovation, City of Los Angeles

Jeanne Holm is now the Deputy Mayor for Budget and Innovation for the City of Los Angeles (having recently been promoted from Chief Data Officer and Mayor's Senior Tech Advisor), working on issues ranging from homelessness to digital equity technology innovation, data and analytics, and public-private partnerships. She is a Fellow of the United Nations International Academy of Astronautics, a Distinguished Instructor at UCLA, leads several startups on education and social justice, and has more than 130 publications on information systems, knowledge management, and innovation. Her research and courses focus on data science, knowledge management, and civic innovation. Her honors include the NASA Exceptional Service Medal for leadership (twice), top 50 Women in Tech, NASA Achievement Award for her work on the Galileo and Voyager spacecraft, three Webby’s from The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, and she led NASA to an unprecedented three global Most Admired Knowledge Enterprise (MAKE) awards. As a senior consultant with the World Bank, she worked with governments throughout the world to build robust open data ecosystems and ensure transparency. As a proponent for open data for the US White House under President Obama, she led collaboration and built communities with the public, educators, developers, and international and state governments, using open government data on She has also previously been the Chief Knowledge Architect at NASA, driving innovation through social media, virtual worlds, gaming, and collaborative systems, including the award-winning NASA public portal (